On this web page I list a number of collectible items relating to Crystals, Rocks & Minerals, Fossils and Shells. These are from old collections being sold and while some might have duplicates others are one-offs.
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    Crystals, Rocks & Minerals, Fossils and Shells FOR SALE...

    Attractive Banded Calcarous Sinter

    Calcareous sinter forms in deposits in fresh water springs and I believe this type originated from Eastern Europe where some is gathered for use in the lapidary craft. This piece has an attractive appeal with its clean broken faces and rich amber and cream coloured banding. Size approx: 5 x 5 x 4cm. Your purchase is for the very item shown in the image.


    £7.95 (includes shipping to UK destinations only)
    USD 13.95 (includes shipping Worldwide)
    EURO 9.95 (includes shipping to EU destinations only)

    Large Group of GRYPHAEA FOSSILS Jurassic Period

    Large Group of GRYPHAEA FOSSILS Jurassic Period
    Also known by the name Devil's Toenails.

    All the fossils shown in the image are included in this purchase. There are two images, one showing the group in a pile and another showing the same group placed out neatly.
    Ideal for your own collection, as gifts for children, for resale etc.

    These were collected from the River Severn in Gloucestershire, England about 25 years ago and full details of the location will be included with the purchase. The group is a mix of various sizes of the fossil shells ranging from around 4cm to 9cm and includes the main shell form as well as some of the valve shells.

    Condition of the shells is as found as you can see in the photo. They have been well washed to remove loose mud.

    This batch weighs around 2.9 kilo so they are quite heavy to post so this sale is for UK Mainland only. However, if you are not a UK Mainland resident please contact me to find out how much shipping would be. It is possible for me to send by Surface Post (ship) which will take longer than airmail but you will need to ask first so I can advise you on postage. For Mainland UK I will be posting them by courier and the postage is very reasonable considering the weight.

    Thank you for your interest. Any questions feel free to ask.


    £43.00 (includes shipping to UK destinations only)

    Large specimen of Cornish Galena in matrix with some Pyrite and quartz crystal vug

    A large piece of Galena in natural matrix with some pyrite and quartz crystal vug. This is from Greystones Quarry in Cornwall, UK, collected around 25 years ago. There is a lot of galena as you can see from the scale in the picture, all broken bright faces and some lovely free-standing small quartz crystals in the vug. There are also traces of Iron Pyrite and a flack of Chalcopyrite. This is a lovely location specimen from this site. Please enquire as to price as it is heavy and I will need to calculate the postage for your location.

    Three Pieces of Cornish Tin in Matrix

    Three pieces of Cornish Tin (Cassiterite) in a quartz matrix. The tin itself is a dark brown/black colour and the surfaces are broken rather than crystalline although there are some crystal faces. Ideal gift if your ancestors originated from the land where this mineral was dug up in past times. These came from a quartz vein in a modern working china clay pit. Your purchase is for the very items shown in the image. Full details of the find location come with the specimens.
    POSTAGE & PACKING ARE INCLUDED IN THE PRICE!


    £9.95 (includes shipping to UK destinations only)
    USD 18.95 (includes shipping Worldwide)
    EURO 15.95 (includes shipping to EU destinations only)

    THREE Jurassic Gryphaea Fossils

    These are a type of Jurassic period oyster otherwise known as "Devil's Toenail". They occur frequently in the fossil bearing clays in parts of England and these came from the banks of the River Severn. All fairly nice pieces, one with the valve piece still in place. Some chipping on the rim. Your purchase is for the very three items shown in the image.
    POSTAGE & PACKING IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE!


    £9.95 (includes shipping to UK destinations only)
    USD 18.95 (includes shipping Worldwide)
    EURO 15.95 (includes shipping to EU destinations only)

    Pearl Shell Cluster

    In this purchase are two sets of pearl shells which are sized so that they slip inside each other in a cluster. They are attractively coloured and make an idea gift. Sizes vary from approx 2cm to 5cm in length.


    £6.95 (includes shipping to UK destinations only)
    USD 11.95 (includes shipping Worldwide)
    EURO 7.95 (includes shipping to EU destinations only)

    Specimen of "BRUSH ORE" Hematite with Calcite



    This is a particularly nice specimen of Brush Ore which was mined at Clearwell in the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire, UK.
    The ore was named by the ancient miners perhaps because the formations occuring in the rock have ridges which look a bit like a brush. On this piece there are many voids which are mingled with the iron ore and lots of calcite crystals. I have taken three images so you can appreciate the variety of shapes on this specimen. POSTAGE & PACKING ARE INCLUDED IN THE PRICE!


    £9.95 (includes shipping to UK destinations only)
    USD 18.95 (includes shipping Worldwide)
    EURO 15.95 (includes shipping to EU destinations only)

    Fossil Rib Bone with Bite Marks


    I was given this several years ago. It originates from Virgina in USA and I was told that it is a fossil whale bone which has bite marks from a prehistoric shark.
    The images show both sides of the rib with the scale and on the right are close up images of the two large bite marks and also there are a group of tiny scratches which look like knawing from some other creature that had sharp teeth.
    If you need to see larger images let me know and I will post them to you.
    POSTAGE & PACKING IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE!


    £17.95 (includes shipping to UK destinations only)
    USD 39.95 (includes shipping Worldwide)
    EURO 27.95 (includes shipping to EU destinations only)

    Specimen of "Dog-Tooth" Calcite


    This is a particularly nice specimen of "Dog-Tooth" Calcite which is quite large. From an old collection and the label that came with it says it comes from a place called Chipping Sodbury in England.
    POSTAGE & PACKING IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE!


    £17.95 (includes shipping to UK destinations only)
    USD 39.95 (includes shipping Worldwide)
    EURO 27.95 (includes shipping to EU destinations only)

    SEVEN Black Tourmaline Crystals from Alstead, New Hampshire, USA



    These were self-collected crystals from a mineral vein in a forest next to an old Mica quarry in the area of Alstead, New Hampshire, USA. They are neat gemmy looking pieces, some with a fairly rounded section. The specimens are mounted on a piece of wood. You get all seven pieces.
    POSTAGE & PACKING IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE!


    £17.95 (includes shipping to UK destinations only)
    USD 39.95 (includes shipping Worldwide)
    EURO 27.95 (includes shipping to EU destinations only)

    Specimen of English Alabaster


    Beautiful piece of pure white gypsum alabaster which has been eroded by tidal water lapping over the rock and leaving this artistic shape. A lovely piece to display. Originates from the River Severn in England at a place called Aust.
    POSTAGE & PACKING IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE!


    £17.95 (includes shipping to UK destinations only)
    USD 39.95 (includes shipping Worldwide)
    EURO 27.95 (includes shipping to EU destinations only)

    Specimen of USA Calcite


    Beautiful piece of White Calcite from the USA which looks like it came from a cave formation. I have no other information on this piece other than I know it came from the USA from someone living in California. A lovely display piece and especially nice if you collect types of calcite - no two are ever the same.
    POSTAGE & PACKING IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE!


    £12.95 (includes shipping to UK destinations only)
    USD 34.95 (includes shipping Worldwide)
    EURO 22.95 (includes shipping to EU destinations only)

    TWO Lava Specimens from Sabancaya Volcano, Peru 2000 Explosion


    TWO specimens of lava which were gathered in 2000 by a friend who is a journalist who went there after the explosion to document the lives of the people caught up in the event.
    POSTAGE & PACKING IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE!


    £8.95 (includes shipping to UK destinations only)
    USD 16.95 (includes shipping Worldwide)
    EURO 14.95 (includes shipping to EU destinations only)

    Prehnite Crystal lattice from Poona India


    A beautiful specimen of Prehnite crystals from Poona in India. A crystal crust with an elevated crystal lattice structure rising above it. The sizes is approx: 7 x 6 x 3cm.
    POSTAGE & PACKING IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE!


    £8.95 (includes shipping to UK destinations only)
    USD 16.95 (includes shipping Worldwide)
    EURO 14.95 (includes shipping to EU destinations only)

    Large Specimen of Hematite with Vugs (Possible UK Origin)


    Info and Price to follow

    Cave Tuffa

    Large specimen from Bristol Caves, Vermont

    Scottish Rock Specimens


    All ten specimens included. Various examples of rock types from Cul Mor, Knockan Cliff region in Scotland.

    Mordenite

    Mordenite from New Zealand

    Two Rock Specimens from Island of Majorca

    Specimens found in the far eastern coves of the island of Majorca.

    Fossil Bone Bed

    Sample of Jurassic Bone Bed which occurs at Aust Cliff near Bristol in England. This is a piece of the compact bone-bed material which formed in a trapped sea which gradually dried out. The creatures feasted on each other and in the rock strata you get a very narrow band of harder limstone which is packed with pieces of bone and tiny teeth from various creatures and fish (the darker black material in the image here)

    Galena - Lead Ore

    Nice clean bright specimen from Greystones Quarry near Lunceston in Cornwall, UK

    Mineral from Kiev

    Schist sample which contains surface hints of some blue crystalline mineral (perhaps aquamarine). From Kiev in Ukraine.

    Galena - Lead Ore

    Nice bright specimen. From Greystones Quarry near Launceston in Cornwall, UK

    Brush Ore - Calcite/Dolomite/Hematite


    Nice example of "brush Ore" which is a vuggy mass of mainly calcite and dolomite crystal formations with hematite. From Clearwell Caves (old iron mines) in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, UK. The ancient miners called this material Brush Ore because it often formed in linear masses which resembled the hairs or twigs used in old brushes. This piece is beautiful especially under the microscope as there are so many small formed crystals.

    Siderite Vugs

    Siderite crystals in vugs. From Devon Great Consols Mine, near Tavistock, Devon, UK. This specimen especially nice under the microscope.

    Hexagonite

    Nice gemmy looking purple hexagonite specimen with broken faces. Location unknown but I might have a record somewhere in my files which I can look up.

    Galena - Lead Ore

    Nice bright specimen with slightly curved looking crystal structures. From Greystone's Quarry near Launceston, Cornwall, UK.

    Sliced Rhodonite from Vancouver Island

    Nice sliced unpolished piece of Rhodonite from Vancouver Island, Canada. This could be further polished and gives a lovely colour when wetted.

    Biotite Mica

    Biotite Mica from Cornwall, UK, from the china clay pits in the St Austell area.

    Group A. Sapphire from Australia

    All shown in the image included in this purchase. Group of small gemmy river gravel type sapphire material from the location called Sapphire in Australia.

    Group B. Sapphire from Australia

    All shown in the image included in this purchase. Group of small gemmy river gravel type sapphire material from the location called Sapphire in Australia.

    Group C. Sapphire from Australia

    All shown in the image included in this purchase. Group of small gemmy river gravel type sapphire material from the location called Sapphire in Australia.

    Cinnabar - Mercury Ore

    All pieces shown in the image included in this sale. Location either from Spain or South America (I might have more information in my files which I can look up). Care should be taken when handling this material.

    Milky QUARTZ Crystal

    Milky Quartz Crystal from USA (location unknown).

    Group of broken Sphalerite with Iron Pyrite

    Price is for all in the photo. These are freshly broken pieces of dark brown sphalerite with iron pyrite. From Wheal Betsy spoil tips, Devon, UK. This was a large silver/lead mine operating mainly in the mid 19th century and sphalerite (zinc ore) was another mineral founds at this location.

    Quartz Crystal Ball with Rutile




    Crystal Ball formed from natural rock quartz with a few fine rutile crystals inside. Approx 65mm diameter. Nice sphere with a slightly smokey tinge to it and as well as the rutile needles inside some natural flaws in the rock which reflect rainbows in places!


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